Wednesday, April 29, 2020

George Agustus "Jay" Kroksh 1921 - 2002

Jay, Sep 7, 1921
Memorial service for George A. Kroksh, 80, of Decatur was Tuesday, July 2 at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. He died Sunday, June 29, 2002, in Decatur.  Kroksh was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Tremonton, Utah. He was a retired vice president of Consolidated Freightways. He married Lore Miner on Nov. 24, 1989, in Las Vegas. He served three terms of service in the military. From 1942 to 1945 he served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a pilot in World War II in the South Pacific (Guam). He served in the Korean conflict from 1950 to 1952, flying paratroopers out of Japan to Korea. Kroksh also served in the Vietnam conflict by flying troops and supplies to Vietnam. When not on active duty, he served in the Air Force Reserve. 

Kroksh was a member of the First Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Lore Miner Kroksh of Decatur; two sons, Jay Kroksh of Utah and Thomas Miner and his wife Ann of Decatur; four daughters, Jane Skipworth and Becky Irland and her husband Mark of Decatur, Gina Walters and her husband Kelly of Palm Coast, Fla., Mona McCollough and her husband Tony of Grandview, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.   Wise County Messenger, July 4, 2002.

Documents related to George Agustus "Jay" Kroksh: 


1930 US Census, Beverly Hills,CA

1940 US Census, Los Angeles, CA

1956 Arthur, Jay, Gerry

Jay Kroksh Jr

Jay Jr on left then Jane kroksh.  The other two are also Kroksh children.  
Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery